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Derby, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Stayed here 7th-14th August with 6 of my friends, all of us 17 year old girls. Steve and Jane were both lovely and extremely helpful with anything we needed. We stayed in the 6-bed room 2 and one friend in room 1. Our room was nice and cozy with bunk beds and our own bathroom, all clean and enough space...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 June 2014

1) Extremely friendly owner. 2) Excellent location. 3) Clean rooms and clean sheets. 4) Homely feeling. 5) Clean washrooms. My initial booking was for 2 nights, but I liked the place so much that I got it extended for 1 more day. Steve was an amazing host and was very helpful.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I was in this part of the world for the first time for a wedding and because of a booking mix up had ended up here. I travelled a long way to attend the wedding and owner Steve was very helpful with recommendations for travel plans. I find the hostel not only homely but extremely welcoming and the highlight of...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Its those little things you don't think about that make the difference. Ample plug sockets, a place to put muddy boots and wet surfware food whenever you come and go, coffee, tea at anytime of the day. Friendly, nice warm rooms with clean sheets and 2 pillows each. My brother has a house a 'Stones Throw' away (the name of...

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stetson1942, Owner at Porthtowan Backpackers, responded to this review

thanks your review its pleasing to know that you enjoyed your stay and we were accommodating.

Reviewed 21 April 2014

The place is really nice and ideally located. Beds are comfy, breakfast is included and generous. The host, Steve, is extremely nice and accommodating. I'll definitely go back and would recommend it to anyone spending a few days in Cornwall.

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stetson1942, Owner at Porthtowan Backpackers, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and that you believe we offer value for money, that is always nice to know. many thanks

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Very friendly and helpful owner who made sure we had everything we needed. Not a 5* luxury place but perfect to stay and surf! They have a kitchen to make your breakfast before going out for the day and fresh coffee which we took in a flask, it is ideal for access to North cornwall beaches.

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Steve C, General Manager at Porthtowan Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for your review all comments are taken positively and we thank you for your time in writing the review and staying at our hostel

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Stayed with my wife in a nice ensuite, great hot tub on decking out the back, also had a couple beers with the owners, who were very kind and recommended a nice place for dinner. Homely feel and a short walk to the beach.

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Llanwddyn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 August 2013

Stayed here for 5 days with a mate on the pretence of learning to surf... I still cant surf!!.. The backpackers is an amazing little place to stay, very welcoming, excellent breakfast and couldnt be more helpful and accommodating.. The hostel itself has a lovely sun deck which has views of the sea and is a 1 minute walk from...

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Trieste, Italy
Reviewed 19 August 2013

We marvelously stayed in the hostel for four days and the owner Steve and Jane were so kind. Steve welcomed us as a father and the atmosphere was really friendly. The kitchen is the place where all the backpackers have the opportunity to share their thoughts and listen to Steve who is more than a Cornwall guide. We appreciated the...

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stetson1942, Owner at Porthtowan Backpackers, responded to this review

Thanks for you review, we try to make it a homely atmosphere, so that Guests may hopefully be able to relax and enjoy the surroundings. we appreciate any comments either -ve or +ve as we want all Guests to be able to "chill out" and return to this beautiful but rugged part of Cornwall, which has one of the best...

Reviewed 22 July 2013

The first thing the 5 of us remember is seeing the absolutely stunning scenery this hostel is located in!. The hostel it's self is mega! Very friendly people relaxed atmosphere and everything on hand! Clean and tidy! Will be using again!.

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Porthtowan Backpackers closes its doors on 15th sept 2014, This is due to retirement, and would like to thank all our Guests for staying with us ... more   less 

Additional Information about Porthtowan Backpackers

Address: Seamyst Beach Road | Porthtowan.truro, Cornwall, Porthtowan TR4 8AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Porthtowan
Price Range: £16 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Porthtowan Backpackers Cornwall
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“There is only one double room the rest are dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles 10_17_08, 9 Sep 2012 | Read review
“The dorms are great”
 of 5 bubbles RodgerB916, 11 Jun 2012 | Read review
“Ask well in advance, you may well be pleasantl;y suprised”
 of 5 bubbles DavidUhlar, 29 Oct 2011 | Read review
“The ensuite family room was great and offered to us for exclusive use despite being under occupied”
 of 5 bubbles AntMunday, 15 Aug 2011 | Read review
“just ask Steve or Jane, they WILL help you”
 of 5 bubbles frankie123209011, 2 Jun 2011 | Read review
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